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23-28 January 1893

King Lear

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed King Lear


Date 23 January 1893
Play(s) King Lear
Production Date(s) Monday January 23rd 1893 to Saturday January 28th 1893
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer J. Harker, Hawes Craven, Ford Madox Brown
Costume Maker Auguste & Co., Mrs Nettleship, Mrs Reid
Costume Designer Charles Cattermole, Mrs Comyns Carr
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D145 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Also details of cast of Alfred Tennyson's Becket, to be played 6 February 1893. Edward Gordon Craig's name marked in the cast list.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. KING LEAR 64th PERFORMANCE. The Fifteenth Season of the present Management.
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MONDAY TO SATURDAY EVENINGS, JANUARY 23 TO 28, 1893, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, AND MATINEE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, AT 2 O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY KING LEAR. --- Lear (King of Britain): Mr. IRVING. [crossed out, and replaced by W.J.HOLLOWAY] Edgar (son to Gloster): MR. WILLIAM TERRIS. Edmund (bastard son to Gloster): Mr. FRANK COOPER. Earl of Gloster: Mr. ALFRED BISHOP. Earl of Kent: Mr. W.J.HOLLOWAY. Duke of Cornwall: Mr. HAGUE. Duke of Albany: Mr. TYARS. King of France: Mr. PERCIVAL. Duke of Burgundy: Mr. BOND. Curan (a courtier): Mr. HARVEY. Old Man (tenant to Gloster): Mr. HOWE. Fool: Mr. HAVILAND. Oswald (steward to Goneril): Mr. GORDON CRAIG. Physician: Mr. LACY. A Knight: Mr. TABB. A Genetleman: Mr. IAN ROBERTSON. An Officer: Mr. LORRISS. A Herald: Mr. BELMORE. A Messenger: Mr. POWELL. (Daughters to Lear): Goneril (wife to Albany): Miss ADA DYAS. Regan (wife to Cronwall): MISS MAUD MILTON. AND Cordelia: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Knights attending on LEAR, Offiers, Messengers, Soldiers, and Attendants. --- Synopsis of Scenery. ACT I. SCENE 1.-King Lear's Palace - J. Harker SCENE 2.-Earl of Gloster's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 3. DukE of Albany's Castle - J. Harker ACT II. SCENE 1 .-Court within Gloster's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 2. Open Country - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-Court within Gloster's Castle - J. Harker ACT III. SCENE I.- A Heath - Hawes Craven SCENE 2.-Another part of the Heath SCENE 3.-Farm-house - Hawes Craven ACT IV. SCENE 1 .-Albany's Castle - J. Harker SCENE 2 .-Open Country - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-Country near Dover - Hawes Craven SCENE 4. -French Camp - Hawes Craven SCENE 5.-Tent in the French Camp - Hawes Craven ACT V. SCENE 1 .-British Camp near Dover - Hawes Craven SCENE 2.--The same - Hawes Craven SCENE.-BRITAIN. The Scenes of Lear's Palace and Gloster's and Albany's Castles are from designs by FORD MADOX BROWN. ON MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1893, WILL BE PRESENTED "BECKET" BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON. --- Thomas Becket (Chancellor of England, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury): Mr. IRVING. Henry II. (son of the Earl of Anjou): Mr. WILLIAM TERRIS. King Louis of France ... Mr. HAVILAND. Gilbert Foliot (Bishop of London): Mr. LACY. Roger (Archbishop of York): Mr. BEAUMONT. Bishop of Hereford: Mr. CUSHING. Hilary (Bishop of Chichester) : Mr. ARCHER. (friends of Becket): John of Salisbury: Mr. BISHOP. Herbert of Bosham: Mr. BOND. Geoffrey (son of Rosamund and Henry): MASTER LEO BYRNE. Grim (a monk of Cambridge): Mr. HOLLOWAY. (The four Knights of the King's household, enemies of Becket): Sir Reginald Fitzurse Mr. J. COOPER. Sir Richard de Brito: Mr. TYARS. Sir William de Tracy: Mr. HAGUE. Sir Hugh de Morville: Mr. PERCIVAL De Broc of Saltwood Castle: Mr. TABB. Richard de Hastings: Mr. DAVIS. Lord Leicester: Mr. HARVEY. Philip de Eleemosyna: Mr. HOWE. Knight Templar: Mr. GORDON CRAIG. Herald ... Mr. L.BELMORE. Page: Master HARWOOD. Retainers: Mr. YELDHAM, Mr. LORRISS Countrymen: Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. REYNOLDS. Servant: Mr. SELDON. John of Oxford (called the Swearer): Mr. IAN ROBERTSON. Eleanor of Aquitaine ( Queen of England, divorced from Louis of France) : Miss GENEVIEVE WARD Margery: Miss KATE PHILLIPS. Rosamund de Clifford: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Knights, Monks, Beggars, &c. --- "BECKET" will be played on every following Evening, except Mondays, when "KING LEAR" will be performed. [spine]: The Lyceum Theatre is throughout Heated and Ventilated.
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THE OVERTURE AND PRELUDES COMPOSED EXPRESSLY BY HAMILTON CLARKE. --- Overture in C minor. Act II. Interlude in F minor. Allegro moderato sul agitato. Act III.-Entr'acte in B minor. Allegro agitato. Act IV.-Interlude in F minor. Andante espressivo. Act V.-Entr'acte in D minor. Allegro molto agitato. --- THE INCIDENTAL MUSIC BY MR. MEREDITH BALL. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Chorus-Master - Mr. TABB. --- The Costumes, &c., from Designs by Mr. CHARLES CATTERMOLE and Mrs. COMYNS CARR, executed by Messrs. AUGUSTE ET CIE., Mrs. NETTLESHIP, and Mrs. REID. Perruquier, Mr. Fox. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. Machinist, Mr. FILLERY. --- The Intervals between the Acts are:- After Act I. 8 minutes; after Act II. 8 minutes; after Act III. 7 minutes; after Act IV., 7 minutes. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- The Bill of the Play is in every part of the House supplied without charge. --- No Fees of any kind are permitted, and Mr. IRVING trusts that in his endeavour to carry out this arrangement, he may rely on the co-operation of the Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaint, to refer at once to the Acting Manager. --- Doors open At 7.30, Performance commences 8. Carriages At 10.30. MATINEE.- Doors open at 1.30 Performance commences at 2. Carriages at 4.30. --- The only authorised book of Mr. Irving's acting version of "KING LEAR" is to be had in the Theatre, Price One Shilling, or Post-free by letter. --- This Theatre is lighted by Electricity, supplied by The Electricity Supply Corporation, Limited --- Opera Glasses can be had on Hire from the Cloak-room Attendants, One Shilling each. --- Box Office open 10 to 5 under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST. Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s.; Stalls, 10s 6d.; Dress Circle, 7s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1s --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- SOUVENIR OF "KING LEAR," PRICE ONE SHILLING. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY J.BERNARD PARTRIDGE AND HAWES CRAVEN. To be had at the Theatre or Post-free by letter. Novello, London.

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